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by Jennifer
Yesterday, 21:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Sheriff Joe Arpaio Memorial Prison Reform Thread
Replies: 426
Views: 78659

Re: The Sheriff Joe Arpaio Memorial Prison Reform Thread

Highway wrote: Yesterday, 18:43 I've been amazed at ICE's ability to make normal correctional workers not the group of the worst bastards on earth. Not that it makes CWs good, but it gives them someone to look at and go "daaaaaaamn, that's going too far, bro."
Or a new career position to aspire to.
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 15:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8201
Views: 599937

Re: Orange is the new President

I didn't think his narcissism could surprise me anymore, but I was wrong: he actually thinks he could get away with defunding the fucking military because twitter hurt his feelings?
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 11:30
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Reason fires Shikha Dalmia
Replies: 27
Views: 242

Re: Reason fires Shikha Dalmia

Warren wrote: Yesterday, 09:32 Voting for Obama/Biden didn't get anybody canned. Not wanting to be critical of whatever administration is currently seated is certainly sufficient cause.
You're saying Weigel refused to criticize Obama while at Reason?
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 05:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1651
Views: 144458

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

I don't know if it's still considered declasse to make any comparisons between Trumpist America and the rise of Hitler and the Nazis ... but I am genuinely concerned about the growing popularity of this "we would've won, except we were stabbed in the back" narrative.
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 05:09
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Reason fires Shikha Dalmia
Replies: 27
Views: 242

Re: Reason fires Shikha Dalmia

Shit, I'd forgotten all about this:

by Jennifer
02 Dec 2020, 16:51
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Reason fires Shikha Dalmia
Replies: 27
Views: 242

Re: Reason fires Shikha Dalmia

As for Dalmia's work appearing outside Reason, that's par for the course. Sure, but for those particular columns of hers to suddenly stop appearing in Reason does seem odd. FWIW, I remember when Balko tweeted his complaint about Reason spending more ink sneering at those who worry about Trump than ...
by Jennifer
02 Dec 2020, 13:02
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Reason fires Shikha Dalmia
Replies: 27
Views: 242

Re: Reason fires Shikha Dalmia

Did you actually read the article, Warren? As a Reason employee, Dalmia regularly wrote columns for the magazine which also often ran at The Week, seemingly as part of the libertarian organization’s effort to advance its ideas via outside publications. (Dalmia has previously published columns at Blo...
by Jennifer
02 Dec 2020, 13:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1651
Views: 144458

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Michael Flynn retweeted and endorsed a press release calling for Trump to "immediately declare a limited form of martial law, and temporarily suspend the constitution and civilian control of these federal elections, for the sole purpose of having the military oversee a national re-vote." Republicans...
by Jennifer
02 Dec 2020, 12:51
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Reason fires Shikha Dalmia
Replies: 27
Views: 242

Re: Reason fires Shikha Dalmia

The columnist’s ouster comes as the magazine has taken heat from some libertarians and former employees, including Washington Post columnist and reporter Radley Balko, for what they perceive to be the magazine’s peculiar Trump-era positioning: Not overtly pro-Trump by any stretch, but apparently mo...
by Jennifer
02 Dec 2020, 00:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Future Will Despise Us Brutal Bastards
Replies: 304
Views: 33663

Re: The Future Will Despise Us Brutal Bastards

I still think that people in "the future" -- not necessarily our lifetime, though you never know -- will still be incredulous and even disgusted by things which all of us, pre-covid, took for granted: "Yeah, during cold and flu season it wasn't unusual to see people actively shedding virus -- runny ...
by Jennifer
01 Dec 2020, 10:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1517
Views: 117876

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

Am I the only one who noticed that the most rabid advocates of remote learning before the ‘rona are now livid about it. Like remote learning sucks, but back when it was something to put a thumb in the eye of teacher’s unions, conservatives and libertarians were telling us it’s just as in person lea...
by Jennifer
30 Nov 2020, 20:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 143
Views: 2566

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

Some left-wing lunatic called in to a radio show today saying DHS cybersecurity chief Chris Krebs should be murdered for refusing to claim that the election was fraudulent. No, sorry -- that was Trump's own lawyer calling for the guy to be drawn and quartered. Nonetheless, per Jason, I'm sure there ...
by Jennifer
29 Nov 2020, 16:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Future Will Despise Us Brutal Bastards
Replies: 304
Views: 33663

Re: The Future Will Despise Us Brutal Bastards

Given that people refuse to stop going to bars and restaurants even as the pandemic grows exponentially, no, I don’t think so. Yeah, but THOSE idjits are still in denial -- "I personally feel fine, ergo there's no reason to forgo having fun." But the virus-shedding people I'm talking about are unde...
by Jennifer
28 Nov 2020, 23:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Future Will Despise Us Brutal Bastards
Replies: 304
Views: 33663

Re: The Future Will Despise Us Brutal Bastards

From the 2030 predictions thread: On a social, rather than political, front, I'm wondering how much effect the Great Pandemic will have on 2030 day-to-day life, compared to year 2019 standards. Will mask-wearing still be a Thing in America and the rest of the west, more like what it was in much of e...
by Jennifer
25 Nov 2020, 11:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 143
Views: 2566

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

I can't wait to see how this evolves over the Biden years and into the next election cycle. "The people with actual power". Ok Shem. Popcorn out. Are you suggesting Biden and Harris will do a left-wing version of Trump -- putting far-lefties like Kendi (IIRC) into positions currently or previously ...
by Jennifer
25 Nov 2020, 08:12
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 3112
Views: 289274

Re: It's not the size of the screen...

The Fox cartoon Bless the Harts really has grown on me, for all that I found the first couple episodes uninspiring. Random observation: so far, of the four cartoons Fox airs on Sunday nights, the surreal/unrealistic ones (Family Guy and Simpsons) have had episodes dealing with masks and covid-19, wh...
by Jennifer
24 Nov 2020, 20:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1517
Views: 117876

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

Damn, Elvis, that WAS close. Glad you're mostly okay so far, though.
by Jennifer
23 Nov 2020, 03:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 946
Views: 96932

Re: Random covid-19 observations

Toilet paper is very much in short supply here. People won't stop going to bars, setting up maskless gatherings, or just generally acting as though wer're not in a pandemic. But they'll take it seriously enough to hoard shit paper. FWIW, I've read various online comments pointing out that, of all t...
by Jennifer
22 Nov 2020, 16:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 946
Views: 96932

Re: Random covid-19 observations

So is anyone else, like, semi-stockpiling for another lockdown? I'm not going out and outright "laying in supplies" the way I would (for example) go on a storm-specific shopping spree just before a hurricane is supposed to blow through. But the last few times Jeff or I went shopping, we bought a 12-...
by Jennifer
22 Nov 2020, 00:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 946
Views: 96932

Re: Random covid-19 observations

I'm pretty much taking for granted that there's gonna be another lockdown at some point, harsher than the first (mostly BS) one. March was just practice. At least most Americans (those of us who take this seriously, at any rate) should be far better prepared for the next one.
by Jennifer
22 Nov 2020, 00:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 946
Views: 96932

Re: Random covid-19 observations

Something like 50 million Americans are expected to travel for Thanksgiving. Covid's gonna get a LOT worse in two weeks. Also: Jeff was late coming home from work tonight because his usual route was blocked so he had to drive through downtown Atlanta -- most of the bars are open. It's mainly outdoor...
by Jennifer
21 Nov 2020, 21:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 9231
Views: 501298

Re: Observations of the Random sort

If Ellie still wants a tramp stamp but doesn't feel mathematical enough to deserve a Mandelbrot, maybe she could compromise and get a tattoo of Charlie Chaplin? Possibly done as a postage stamp.
by Jennifer
21 Nov 2020, 20:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1651
Views: 144458

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Here in Georgia, things have been more insane than usual: the two GOP senators have nagged the GOP Sec of State to resign, solely because said SoS keeps insisting Biden won the state fair and square. (At least once, post-election, he also said that Trump likely WOULD have won the state, had he not u...
by Jennifer
20 Nov 2020, 19:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 9231
Views: 501298

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Aresen wrote: 20 Nov 2020, 19:32 Just out of curiosity, is the Google Doodle in the US about Benoit Mandelbrot today? (That's what google is showing in Canada today.)
Same here.
by Jennifer
20 Nov 2020, 18:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8201
Views: 599937

Re: Orange is the new President

As many have said before, what worries me isn't even Trump himself, but what notes a more competent would-be dictator is picking up from this. The only thing that saved America from Trump is Trump's own incompetence and lack of interest in the actual day-to-day job of the presidency. The next guy th...